STD Nurse Coordinator

Date Posted: Monday, January 8,2024
Full Time

Pay Grade: M

Job Code: HCP192

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Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.

What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact.  No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
  • Enjoy Workplace Flexibility – Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you

Currently, The Northeast Health District is seeking a Registered Nurse to provide professional nursing and technical consultation, training, and leadership to public health nurses on the STD program in accordance with nurse protocols, policies, and procedures. The position is based in Athens, GA and involves travel to the Northeast Health District’s 10 counties (Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton). Under broad supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies, and/or procedures. Focuses on the prevention of illness, injury, or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. Cares for population with special needs during disasters/emergencies and biological and chemical events.

As a STD Nurse Coordinator within the Health Department at the Georgia Department of Public Health, you will join a dedicated group of public health professionals that help support the overall mission and vision of protecting lives of Georgian residents in a variety of ways.

Job Responsibilities

You will support the Department by utilizing your expertise to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Provide new nurse training to public health nurses following STD nurse protocols and the QA/QI manual.
  • Provides general supervision, technical assistance, and consultation to public health nurses with respect to the assessment, plan, implementation, and evaluation of client care plans, following STD nurse protocols.
  • Provides direct client care working in health department clinics.
  • Floats to all clinics to provide hands-on nursing education and training.
  • Creates and maintains a high-performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation.
  • Assists and monitors the Northeast Health District’s STD program to ensure consistent best practice guidelines and state/federal guidelines are met through data collection and on-site visits.
  • Performs annual clinical evaluations of nursing staff.
  • Develops and implements the District’s STD quality assurance audits.
  • Performs STD chart audits annually for each nurse.
  • Prepares and completes reports and surveillance activities as required by the STD program.  Ensures program compliance with state and/or federal guidelines.
  • Attends health fairs and outreach activities to promote STD screening and treatment services.
  • Member of monthly QA/QI and 340B committees.
  • Attends and presents to County Nurse Managers on activities and information related to STD program.
  • Essential Member of Nursing Operations Team during Emergency Preparedness/Disaster/Sheltering.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND one year of nursing experience AND current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certification
Associate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND Two years of nursing experience AND completion of a public health nurse course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Public health and/or clinical experience with extensive knowledge of sexually transmitted infections or infectious diseases is strongly preferred.

Annual salary of $66,000.  Generous benefits include 13 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans.  Monday-Friday work schedule.

No phone calls, applications accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.